The Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Board of Education voted unanimously last week to select Diamond Cotton as the new principal of Rural Hall Elementary School.
Cotton has been the assistant principal of Rural Hall since 2009. She replaces Rusty Hall, who is now the principal of Old Town Elementary School.
Cotton has spent her entire education career in WS/FCS. She taught kindergarten from 2001 to 2006 and third grade from 2006 to 2009 at Old Town. She also served an assistant principal internship and as an interim assistant principal at Old Town.
Cotton earned a bachelor’s degree in elementary education from N.C. A&T University and a master’s degree in school administration from Appalachian State University.